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Time to be positive about negative data?

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Karl Popper (1902-1994), one of the greatest philosophers of science of the 20th century, writes in Conjectures and Refutations (Harper & Row, 1963): “Criticism of our conjectures is of decisive importance: by bringing out our mistakes it makes us understand the difficulties of the problem which we are trying to solve. This is how we become better acquainted with our problem, and able to propose more mature solutions: the very refutation of a theory –that is, of any serious tentative s...

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10.1016/j.joca.2017.01.016

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
Sub department:
Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology
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Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
25
Issue:
3
Pages:
351-353
Publication date:
2017-02-01
Acceptance date:
2017-01-29
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EISSN:
1522-9653
ISSN:
1063-4584
Language:
English
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682591
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2017-05-03

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